One last shot… and Oxford!

I do apologize for having been absent for almost an entire year but am grateful for all of you who still come here to read my posts, encourage yourself, enjoy a piece of me, and most especially: receive a word from God. So many amazing things have happened and I simply had to come back…

How Time Flies..

Roughly this time last year, I did about the same thing as I’m doing today: sitting at my desk at work.. Just that it was a different desk at a different place of work, in a different country; with a different kind of feeling, writing something completely different. Well, maybe not that different anyway: I…

Une ville très belle!

Some weeks ago I spent some study-related time in France and had an absolutely fantastic stay! From living in an amazing part of Paris to eating out and going shopping, visiting companies and attending lectures, I simply cannot wait to go back again! Although there were a few downs too (one was particularly bad), I had…

Response/Rely-Ability

One of my greatest frustrations with living in Nigeria- amidst Nigerians (allow my generalization)- has been their inability to complete work to a high/basic/expected standard. Reliability. Especially when working with a team of intelligent people and delegating tasks according to stated skills, I find it extremely saddening to find that work has to be re-checked,…

Money 101: Personal Finance and Money Management Basics

I know you really do not want to hear this; and especially not from me, but your parents were right: START SAVING NOW! I know your parents were right about this, because mine were, and parents really are not that different from each other. The chunk of us have parents who worked hard enough for…

Tweet-Sized Opinions

One of my most favourite quotes of recent times simply has to be Harlan Ellison’s “You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” Although it sounds a bit harsh, I cannot but second that statement. Many of us seek to be heard over hearing….

Top Tips & Secrets from Top CEOs

I came across these tips & secrets a couple of months ago (on Forbes, I believe..) and saved it on my hard-drive. In light of developing ourselves, I thought to share.. What do YOU think? Any good/useful..? What’s your favourite quote and why?

The REAL You | Brook Ladies Event!!

Alright, this is strictly for The Ladies!! We’ve been organizing this event for quite a while now and I’ve come to tell you a bit about THE REAL YOU! One of my main challenges (anywhere and everywhere in the world) has been to find people who are simply real. People who feel comfortable in their…

Are You Ready?

We want to do this, we want to do that, but doors simply do not seem to open. The wind does not appear to blow in our favour. Things don’t simply mean to happen for us. Right? And so, we wait. We sigh, we complain, we murmur, we wait. We simply do nothing but stop,…

The Christian’s Mark

    I know it’s been an awfully long time since I blogged last, and I’ve not actually come to say anything.. Nothing much, anyway. It’s been rather busy and hectic over here: more so in my mind, and I’ve found it a bit difficult to write. Or, well, maybe I’ve just been too lazy to. Moving…

Man Up!

Don’t be a sissy. Do it! Be daring. Brave it! Toughen up… or simply: Man up! Behind a seemingly simple imperative lies a complex web of masculine complexity. The question remains, what does it really mean/ take to be a man? “Life has to be more than just a constant pursuit.” I was almost going to say…

On Sex And Hormones

Remember how God created man? So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Gen. 1:27) Well, God Himself was referring to me.. ( ._.) Remember how I always say “there is no such thing as coincidence” and “everything happens for a reason”?…

The Purity Ball

Before I share another post on “The Family“, please watch this video and share your thoughts.. (1) I love the concept.. tremendously. I love the idea of a purity ball and bringing your kids up with a profound understanding of what it means to be sexually pure (physically and mentally); it is what I intend…

Why You Should (NOT) Have Kids

I was going to raise this topic some time ago, just wasn’t sure on how exactly to start.. The other day I went swimming and I watched a father’s interaction with his daughter. It was heart-breaking.. literally. After having swum a few lapses with his mate, the man’s 13-year old daughter joined them in the…

The Creation of Time And Its Purpose

An excerpt from Sunday Adelaja’s book Time is Life. An eye-opener I highly recommend. Like the sons of Issachar, there is a need to discern the times and the seasons (1 Chro. 12:32).. *** God created the light and divided it from darkness (Genesis 1:1-5) to make day. What is a day? It is a certain…

A Cord of Three Strands III: The Spirit-Connection

I thought of making this post very long and complicated, with a lot of Scripture references to back it all up, but I’ll go for simplicity. Although I wouldn’t mind sounding inspirational and wise, I’d rather have everyone just understand and fully grasp what I am about to share. It is that important! Although we shall not…

A Cord of Three Strands II: Soul Mates

Okay, so we’ve established the fact that the physical connection (sex) between husband and wife is very important. Today we will have a look at stage two: The Soul-Connection. In order for us to understand the soul-connection, we must understand the soul of man (not to be confused with his spirit) first. In this post I…

A Cord of Three Strands I: One Flesh

As already said here, there are three important ingredients to a successful marriage: connection of the flesh connection of the souls connection of the spirit Today I’ll be looking at the importance of PHYSICAL CONNECTION. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will…

Biblical Foundations For Manhood And Womanhood

Those of you who either know me personally or have spent some time reading my posts, would know that I am all about relationships (on all levels). Today, I have a very special gift for you: a book! I am really not much of an e-reader, as I believe in holding a printed book in…

She Was Raped Too..

Disclaimer: If you thought any of my previous posts were too personal and it made you feel a bit uneasy, this one will do the same. Please refrain from reading on! To those who chose to continue: Please share! Whether they are black or white, beautiful or distracting, believers or atheists, there is something everyone…

Undecided

I really battled with settling for a title for this post. Actually, I didn’t just battle with the title, I battled with the post too. In relation to the title, a couple of options presented themselves: When Things Have Changed As I was going to talk about the fact that although the Word (God) is…

Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness

I just watched this (online) a couple of months ago and thought it was too beautiful not to share. Umoja tells the history of black South Africa through music and dance. Check out their website for more information. Enjoy! 🙂 (Rights to these videos are not mine.)

Vienna’s Summer Night Concert: Dances and Waves

My past couple of days have been busy but wonderful. On Thursday I ran a few errands for my folks, as it was going to be my last (full) day in Vienna, met up with my cousin and had Frappucinos at Starbucks (never knew they did Happy Hour! Got 1 + 1free.. yay!); afterwards met…

Check Your ATTITUDE!

(EQUIP- Million Leaders Mandate: Leadership Begins With an Attitude) 1. MY ATTITUDE – AS I BEGIN A TASK – WILL AFFECT ITS OUTCOME MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is. (Proverbs 23:7) In so many situations, the battle is won before it has begun. It all has to…

On: Morality and Integrity

Inspired by a chapter in Proverbs I just read (Prov. 29), I am thinking: morality and integrity. The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy says the following about morality: The term “morality” can be used either descriptively to refer to some codes of conduct put forward by a society or, some other group, such as a religion, or…

Celibacy No Be Beans

Although celibacy is often simply defined as “abstinence from sexual intercourse”, I have come to tell you that it is so much more than just that. Often, abstinence and celibacy are used interchangeably too; wrongly so! Sexual abstinence (also known as continence) refers to abstaining from all sexual activity. Celibacy (even short-term) is much more than simply…

Manual for Climbing Mountains- Paulo Coelho

Today I am sharing something by a well known and respected, insightful and inspiring author: Paulo Coelho. Most of you must have come across one of his best-selling novels The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes, or Veronica Decides to Die (I confess to being  partial and sharing my own personal favorites here). Right now, however; I am sharing his…

The Tree

Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and…

Recommended: Underwear

No need stating the obvious? I obviously do not mean I recommend wearing underwear ;), rather: wearing the right underwear. To be more specific- and to put all of you out of your misery- wearing the right bra! (For those men who wish to be enlightened further, brag about their knowledge in front of both…

Recommended: African Writers & Novels

After having just recently read and purchased a few of Buchi Emecheta’s books, I am particularly pleased to share some of my beloved African writers with you. I am encouraging you to treat yourself to at least one of these on a monthly basis, starting January 2012. Won’t you be glad to look back around…

Flesh and Blood

He didn’t listen any longer; he couldn’t. Was this how it was going to end? After all his sacrifices and.. – he paused- No, it wasn’t fair. It wasn’t right. ~ Upon entering his home, he fell to his knees; crying.. weeping. The door behind him opened. Silena was whispering reassuring words, “It’ll be alright….

Vlisco, The Original

For my non-African readers and those with little to no knowledge about African clothing and the background to African fashion, here some brief, yet useful information I found on the net: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria & Fashion. Many people look at an outfit of traditional African clothes and may not realize the cultural importance that…

Common Greek Words

OK; now I know this is super-random.. but nothing wrong with some randomness every now and then. So here you go! I’ve been playing a particular word-game over the past couple of days: matching common Greek words with their definitions, and will share some of the fun I’ve had with you here. First, I will…

Women (and a few Men) of Wit: Literature Classics!

A list of my favourite classics (these books are obviously not for all lol)- in no particular order. Most of the books are in my private collection; a few of them I am yet to read. But all of them- with absolutely no exception- are recommended must-reads! **** Jane Austen: Persuasion Jane Austen: Pride &…

…for Your Delectation: The Sunday Morning Wife and more..

Something beautiful for you today: Book Recommendations!! While we may not all have similar reading habits (some read on a daily, others annual basis *wink*), what we do have in common, however,  is the fact that should we decide to eventually pick up a book and read, it should be one that is actually worth…

Recommended: Massachusetts Institute of Technology OCW

Working as a market researcher focusing on education, I came across something so amazing; I would consider it an atrocity to keep to myself. There are many smart people out there (I hope that includes you) that constantly seek to broaden their horizon, gain some knowledge, acquire new skills, or just touch up on already…

Time.. and why GOD always IS

I have decided to share with you- or whoever it might interest- a short article I wrote some time early this year. Those who know me well would say I spend a lot of time inside my head; constantly thinking, analysing ideas, digesting information, considering patterns, and yes.. forming near-truths. So, during one of my “mental…